Roofing underlayment technology has grown in leaps and bounds since the old days of simple felt. Advanced polymers from FT Synthetics® now fight mold and mildew better than conventional felt. FT Synthetics underlayments from Huttig®, are also easier to adhere to the roof, making installation a quicker job.

Saving labor time is crucial on any job site. With today’s labor shortage, anything contractors can do to help their people work faster while maintaining high standards of safety will create a huge advantage. With the safety that comes from a sure footing in mind, FT Synthetics created GRIPSPOT™ technology.

Available on many FT Synthetics underlayments, GRIPSPOT is a patented texture technology that improves traction underfoot for roofers. Obviously roofing can be dangerous, between being up so high and the steep grade of some roofs. FT has taken a major step forward in cutting down on slips with GRIPSPOT.

Sure footing improves working pace, too. The less time workers have to spend trying to get a grip, the more time they can spend finishing a roof. It’s the kind of labor-saving truck that contractors can really use.

GRIPSPOT works in any weather, even frost. The deep water channels between the raised texture “spots” are the key, keeping traction high and funneling away water. Specialized fibers are designed to be loose enough to grab boot soles in wet, dry or frosty conditions. GRIPSPOT even works on fine dust.

FT Synthetics underlayments with GRIPSPOT are soft and pliable, designed to lay flat and flush, without the wrinkles, ripples or curves that can so easily cause dangerous incidents. All grip, no trip.

GRIPSPOT-equipped underlayments are lightweight and easy to carry up a ladder, cutting labor times even further and reducing risk of injury.

GRIPSPOT is available on these advanced FT Synthetics underlayments from Huttig:

  • Cobalt Ultra
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Platinum HT-SA
  • Hydra

Contact your Huttig rep for more information!

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Dealers Edge in Products | June 01, 2019